Manchester United midfielder Fred praises club's new signings Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles
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Manchester United midfielder Fred praises club's new signings Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles

Manchester United midfielder Fred believes Alex Telles will bring additional value to the team following his move from FC Porto early in the month of October.

Telles made his debut in United's thrilling Champions League victory against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night and Solskjaer praised his ability to make impressive crosses especially in corners and free-kicks.

“He’s a great person, I spoke to him shortly before he signed for us,” Fred told United Review.

 “We had a good chat and he’s a really relaxed guy, a good person and a great player. He had a superb season at Porto and has played for other clubs where he did really well. 

“I’m convinced he’ll add to and help the team and we’ll make him very welcome here. I’ll be here to help with whatever he needs, together with Bruno and the other players here who speak good Portuguese. I’m sure they’ll help him too, and we’ll work towards having a great season together.”

In addition, Fred also touched on the signing of Edinson Cavani from PSG and the Brazilian praised Cavani for his exceptional way of adapting to the team and his techniques during training sessions.

“He’s a superb centre-forward,”  Fred continued. “He plays for Uruguay, and he has scored a lot of goals for Paris Saint-Germain. I’m sure he’ll bring a lot of passion for the team. Watching him play, you see he’s constantly battling, always looking to score. I’m sure that he’ll bring a lot to our group, our squad. 

“I’m really rooting for this, that we can grow with his arrival, together with Telles and Facundo [Pellistri]. Our group will develop a lot. It’s going to be great, we hope he can help us score a lot of goals, help us fight. He’s a very experienced player so his arrival is great news for our team.

“Of course, Cavani is older, more experienced [than our other strikers], so I’m sure Marcus [Rashford], Mason [Greenwood] and Anthony [Martial] will learn from him in that position – as they do from Odion Ighalo, too. The players there will learn as he’s a bit more experienced. I watch the more experienced players in my position and I look to see what they’re doing, right or wrong, to learn from them. 

“I’m sure they [our forwards] will learn from Cavani as well, in the same way they have learnt from Odion and other centre-forwards. He’s come to help, to add to the team, and I’m certain he’ll contribute a lot.”

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